bookmark_borderIn Krabi – Azzurra Italian Restaurant

It was our first night when we passed by this restaurant as we were strolling along Ao Nang beach. Then, it was packed with customers that we were determined to make a visit the very next day or so. As they say, if a restaurant is packed with patrons, the food should be good. That’s what we thought.

Azzurra Authentic Italian Restaurant

Located along Ao Nang beach, it’s hard to miss this restaurant as it’s one of the better decorated restaurant – with table and chairs arranged in orderly manner. What’s more was that their environment was comfy with warm lightings donning in the restaurant.

Azzurra Authentic Italian Restaurant

We arrived rather early as we were at Ao Nang beach to witness the sun set. Since we were their first customer of their dinner service of that day, we got to pick our sit according to our liking and the waitress handed out their thick extensive menu.

Azzurra Menu

Their menu consisted of bruschettas, pizza and pasta. But there were other dishes as well such as steaks, salads and seafoods. Having tough time deciding what to eat, we looked at their menu before opting for something simple.

Coconut Shake

Iced Tea with Lime

Priced at 100 Baht per drink, they – Young Coconut Shake and Fresh Lime Iced Tea – were refreshingly good for warm weather.

Ravioli con Panna e Proscuitto

We were rather disappointed with the portion of Ravioli con Panna e Proscuitto (340 Baht). The tiny raviolis were compact and dense with pork filing in it. The rich cream sauce was delicious with imported hams in it. Only if the size of the ravioli or the portion was bigger, the dish was slightly overpriced.

Fruitti di Mare (Seafood Pizza)

Topped with decent amount of ham and seafood such as prawns, mussels and squid, Frutti di Mare pizza was alright. At 300 Baht, it was at reasonable size – about 8 inches. Due to their mediterranean style / flavour, the tomato based sauce was slight creamy than usual with slight tang to it. Like how a pizza is served in Italy, it came uncut that we had to slice it on our own according to our needs. But sadly, the pizza dough was tough / chewy and hence we had tough time cutting it. My friend commented that the dough was like a cold piece of pita bread. Heh!


Tempted by the ‘Homemade Tiramisu’ written on the chalkboard inside the restaurant, we went ahead and ordered one portion.

Homemade Tiramisu

At 160 Baht, the so-called homemade dessert was just edible. It fell short of what’s to be called a tiramisu. The coffee-soaked cake texture was rough while there was lack of mascarpone flavour in it. It’s essentially a normal cake with cream on it. Thank goodness I’ve got no high hopes for the dessert.


The bill came to 1000 Baht (on the dot). I didn’t particularly like the dishes although the ravioli was alright. The pizza dough fell short although it was ‘thin crisp’. The service was slow as it took awhile for our food to arrive although we were the first to order when there was no other customers in the restaurant at the moment. Oh well, we should have had less expectation since we were at tourist hot spots.

142/1 2, Ao Nang Beach Road,
Ao Nang Beach,
81000 Krabi,

GPS Coordinates : 8.032863, 98.820133

Mobile Number : +66 086 9444 178
Telephone Number : +66 075 637 848

bookmark_borderIn Krabi – Lae Lay Grill

Prior to my trip, I was doing some research on what to eat in Krabi. Some I read (over the internet) recommended western cuisines while some just pointed straight to fast food joint (read : McDonald’s). I didn’t really fancy those and hence, I did more research.

Lae Lay Grill Restaurant

And that’s how I stumbled upon a website / blog that mentioned about this place; Lae Lay Grill, a mid-high end restaurant that serves local Thai food as well as western food. Apart from good local cuisines, it is said that they offer stunning view overlooking the mountains and sea which enhances one’s dining experience.

Lae Lay Grill Restaurant

Located on the mountain, the environment was cosy and comfortable with slow soothing contemporary songs being played over the air.

Lae Lay Grill Restaurant

Although the tables were limited, they were arranged spaciously with customers dining al-fresco style. They practice open kitchen concept and hence, you get to view the chefs working out their magic.

Lae Lay Grill Menu

Their menu are pretty extensive; categorised to sections such as appetizers, types of meat, seafood, noodles, rice and western food. They have separate menu for drinks and dessert too.

Coconut Drinks


Refreshing and sweet, the coconuts were good although they were a little small size. They are best served chilled. Bliss…

Tom Yum Goong

Tom Yum Goong (220 Baht)

A visit to Thailand would not be complete if you didn’t try their tom yum. They are after all the originators of this famous dish. The version by Lae Lay Grill didn’t disappoint us. Sourish, spicy and appetising, the soup was good. The usage of kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass was at an appropriate level that they didn’t overpower the soup. Best of all, the prawns were fresh. We liked it so much that we finished it and left us sweating for more.

Squids with Salted Egg Yolk

Squids Stir-Fried with Salted Egg Yolk (220 Baht)

Squids were okay – chewy texture, but the way they fried it wasn’t. I guess it was our mistake to compare it with the ones found in Malaysia. It was close to tasteless; the essential component (salted egg yolk) was vague and it was slightly sloppy wet. They were stir-fried with vegetables such as bell peppers.

Tiger Prawns with Chopped Garlics

Prawns with Chopped Garlics (420 Baht)

There were loads of chopped garlics and green onions but they didn’t overpower the dish and the natural sweet taste of the prawns was still intact. The tiger prawns were really fresh; firm with slight hint of crunch texture.

Pork Rib in Spicy Red Curry Soup

Pork Rib in Spicy Red Curry Soup (180 Baht)

Fearing that we can’t take spicy food, we were told ahead that this dish would be really spicy for some. We didn’t heed the warning and we went ahead and ordered it. It came in a small bowl and we were totally baffled by it; the portion and the ‘spicyness’. It wasn’t spicy at all. Not a single bit. It was so mild that it didn’t tickle our tastebuds at all. The pork ribs were a lil chewy and the portion was little – 7 tiny pieces to be exact. The good thing about it though was that it was fragrant with hints of various types of spices being used in the dish.

Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice (220 Baht)

The pineapple fried rice looked promising. It came with decent amount of pineapple chunks, prawns and chicken and can easily feed for 2~3 person. Sadly, the rice tasted rather bland. The crackling cashew nuts and the sweet soft pineapple cubes did provide some bite though. It was saved by bird eye chilies that came along with the dish.

Tub Tim Krob

Tub Tim Krob (70 Baht)

Unfortunately, we can’t try their mango sticky rice. Hence, we opted for Tub Tim Krob. Refreshing would the best description for this dessert but it was okay. Nothing fancy about it. Crunchy texture of water chestnut with gooey chewy texture of tapioca made it fun to munch. The coconut-based broth was chilled and lightly sweet which we slurped till the last drop.


Overall, the meal was average. The bill came to about 1750 Baht. As expected, it’s a little pricey but we were prepared for it. But the fact that there were more misses than hits didn’t help much either. The Tom Yum Goong and the tiger prawns were good but that can’t be said for rest of the dishes. However, if you look at it from another point of view, the view from the restaurant was beautiful – especially during the sun sets and the environment of the restaurant was relaxing. They do provide free pick up (and return trip) service if your hotel is near to them (*need further verification). It is best to make reservations prior to your visit and do arrive early if you want to view the sunset.

Address :
89 Moo3, Ao Nang,
81000 Krabi,

GPS Coordinates : 8.03775, 98.820798

Phone Number : +66(0) 75 661 588
Mobile Number : +66(0) 84 8490 001

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